Selfish Spanish holiday-makers have no shame – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Dr JP Whiteley, Stonedale Close, Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Holiday-makers and passengers returning from Spain will now have to spend two weeks in quarantine.

THE plane returning from Spain lands back in the UK. The engines shut down but the whining continues.

Yes, of course, it’s 
inconvenient and disruptive 
to go into quarantine, but don’t these complainers realise 
the seriousness of the 

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We are in the midst of a pandemic that we must strive to keep under control; the worldwide death toll is now in the hundreds of thousands, and action must be taken at short notice.

Passengers arriving from Spain now have to self-quarantine for two weeks to minimise the risks of Covid-19 being spread.

It seems that a proportion of the population are putting 
their own pleasure above the common good.

I hope that this selfishness will not carry over into the wearing of face masks.

The sooner we all do the right thing, and keep to the rules and recommendations, the sooner this awful virus will be beaten and life can get back to normal.

From: Paul Morley, Long Preston, Skipton.

INSTEAD of people moaning about self-isolating after returning from their Spanish holiday, perhaps they could reflect that putting their selfish behaviour and pleasure before common sense might not have been one of their better ideas.

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